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post #11 of 20 Old 04-07-2013, 10:01 PM
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The no name saddle is a horrible fit.

The Passier doesn't look to be a bad fit. I am not a fan with how narrow the gullet is, but its not horrible either.

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post #12 of 20 Old 04-08-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yikes. And the passier is a wide too haha. Is it possible because it needs ref locking that it looks worse?

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post #13 of 20 Old 04-08-2013, 03:37 PM
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Yikes. And the passier is a wide too haha. Is it possible because it needs ref locking that it looks worse?
I am talking about the spinal clearance. Sorry, I wasn't clear lol. A lot of older saddles don't really have a wide gullet through the spine. So the reflocking wont change that much. Its not bad though, it does clear his spine. Just not as wide as I personally like to have. I will take a picture of mine tonight to show the difference I am talking about
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Sounds awesome! I figured I'd do a little question asking. I'm all for reflocking it, however, if someone told me it didn't fit i'd rather spend the $ on a newish saddle rather than get that one reflocked. It could just stay at home and be a pretty paperweight haha

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Sounds awesome! I figured I'd do a little question asking. I'm all for reflocking it, however, if someone told me it didn't fit i'd rather spend the $ on a newish saddle rather than get that one reflocked. It could just stay at home and be a pretty paperweight haha
I'll spend $250 to reflock a Passier that fits over spending the same for another lesser saddle any day.

A good saddler can sometimes make some minor adjustments to the width of the gullet channel at the rear. It's worth asking. I've seen at least one saddle where the saddler sewed down part of the panel-leather near the rear gullet-channel prior to reflocking to make the channel almost an inch wider.

You also mentioned that the Passier seat is pretty plank-like. If you're not showing with it, you can always play around with putting a cush-tush or sheepskin or something similar on the seat to make it more comfy for you.
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Its like sitting on a brick lol! But it was only $10 so I shouldn't complain.
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I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the rear gullet channel on my saddle tonight. My phone died on me. But I recommend watching the Schleese videos for fitting rules.

They are broken up over 9 videos
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Fantastic video thank you!!

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I like the fit everywhere except for the spine. I don't like how narrow the spinal clearance is. If a fitter can fix that it wouldn't be too bad.
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-11-2013, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome! Thanks for the help! And that video! Haha I'll have to get a fitter out and see what they say about fixing the clearance.

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